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About Kendall College Dining Room

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Kendall College Dining Room is an extraordinary classroom that provides students with the opportunity to gain real-world experience in a student run fine dining restaurant under the supervision of Kendall's experienced instructors. Thanks to an outstanding faculty and dedicated students, Kendall College produces the finest talent in the hospitality and culinary fields in the Midwest. The Dining Room offers guests an amazing view of the Chicago skyline, multi-course meals at very reasonable prices, and ample parking. Come dine with the students before they become famous. The Dining Room at Kendall College is first and only culinary school restaurant included in MICHELIN Guide Chicago 2013.

900 N. North Branch Street
Chicago, IL 60642
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, American, Contemporary French

Hours of Operation:
Lunch:
Mon-Fri

OCTOBER 9 - OCTOBER 20
OCTOBER 25 - NOVEMBER 7
NOVEMBER 10 - NOVEMBER 29*
DECEMBER 4 - DECEMBER 15


Dinner:
Tues-Sat

October 7th - November 7th
November 10th – December 16th*

*Closed November 22 - 25 for Thanksgiving .

Monday Night Dining: Seven Seas**
Oct 23: Arctic Ocean
Oct 30: North Atlantic Ocean
Nov 6: South Atlantic Ocean
Nov 13: North Pacific Ocean
Nov 20: South Pacific Ocean
Nov 27: Indian Ocean
Dec 4: Antarctic Ocean



**Please note that the Prix Fixe Menu and the A La Carte Menu are not available on Monday nights.






Cross Street:
Chicago & Halsted

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(312) 752-2328

Website:
http://www.kendall.edu/diningroom

Entertainment:
Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management students prepare and serve dinner in this living classroom with a glass enclosed kitchen.

Parking Details:
Complimentary parking is available in front of the school building. Additionally, there is ample street parking available.

Public Transit:
Bus- Halsted 8 & Chicago 66 Subway- Red Line (North & Clybourn)

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Kendall College Dining Room Ratings and Reviews

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4
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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.7

value

4.8

Noise

Quiet

100% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (21)
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Great for Lunch (18)
Good for Anniversaries (17)
Worth the Drive (16)
Good for a Date (15)
Good for Birthdays (13)
Neighborhood Gem (13)
Fit for Foodies (12)
Good for Groups (11)
Business Meals (10)
Casual (10)
Romantic (9)
Scenic View (8)
Seasonal (8)
Tasting Menu (8)
Cozy (7)
Fun (7)
Local Ingredients (7)
Authentic (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Healthy (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Organic (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Spicy (1)
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 (Chicago)·Dined 2 days ago

I was disappointed. I have been eating there for years. The food was good but the portions were inconsistent. My entree steak was huge and perfect. My son’s entree “seafood boil” contained 3 small shrimp and 3 small clams. Hardly an entree ,an appetizer maybe. I pointed it out to the waiter and the host and was told that’s how it comes. My son ate half my steak.
Since Pam left they seem to have lost the niceties. No one offered to Check our coats, no intermezzo was served and no chocolates after the meal. Small touches but I noticed.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

Best deal for a consistent three course meal that is a gourmet experience. They once told me that every day is a "Restaurant Week" day for them.

Tags: Casual, Quiet Conversation, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Disabled Access, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

I changed my Open Table reservation, but the date was incorrect so we didn't have a reservation when we showed up. Thankfully, the staff accommodated us and got us a table after only a slight delay.

We went to celebrate our children's birthdays (18 and 21) after seeing a show at Water Tower Place. Ambiance is great, nice views of the city, fantastic staff, and amazing food.

My daughter is an aspiring pastry chef and was thrilled to see the open kitchen. Every course was #pictureworthy, making for a wonderful conclusion to our day in the city.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on December 9, 2017

We enjoy bringing friends here to see there response when they walk into the dining room and see the students and staff at work and then to notice the great view of the city. The creative changing menu has never failed to please. Also, in the evening and weekends the parking is free.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 7, 2017

We took two friends to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary. They were amazed at the quality of the food and the variety. We have enjoyed the Kendall College Dining Room for several years and have never been disappointed.

One word of caution, however, you have to be patient. Your server may be someone who has never waited table before, or who has not had a history of fine dining. That goes for the bartender, also. Letting things happen unhurriedly will have great rewards.

Tags: Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 5, 2017

First of all, it was interesting. Expectations should be low, since this is not a professional restaurant. Some things were good, some were not, but it was fun discussing what these students are trying to do.

They need more vegetables on the plate, though. It was all protein/starch ...

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Fun
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 2, 2017

I would have given this place one star but the dessert was redeeming. I am surprised at all the great reviews! We visited this place because of them and were very disappointed. The beef was slopped on a plate with no flavor. I also told them I had a food allergy and they showed me a label and said it only contained traces of the food which could actually make me die. An allergy means you can’t have it at all. This has never happened in any dining experience (even low end). We really wanted to like this place but it feel extremely short.

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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Went to Kendall in Evanston 35 years ago and had great time and great meal. My wife and I had a great experience December 1st and we plan to do it again soon. Thanks to all.

Julie and Bill Stiles

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals
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 (Columbus)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Great value for amazing food- 3 courses for $29! The dining room is really pretty and the students try really hard to please their customers. They wrote: Happy 20th Anniversary on our dessert plates and gave us an extra first course and dinner entree . What a nice touch!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Always a charming place to be! The atmosphere and the food are big standouts. It is quite an experience and one not to be rushed. You can watch them prepare it all behind the floor to ceiling windows if you like.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 21, 2017

A terrific meal at a terrific price. Fine service and a nice view.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

This place is a gem. Its has all the makings of fine dining including a beautiful space, full bar, views, and well crafted food. It lacks the execution of a fine dining experience and therefore would not be ideal for business or a serious date. However if you want Michelin quality at an unbeatable price this spot delivers.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 17, 2017

I have been going to the Dining Room for a long time. It has been such a culinary treasure. I tell people about how much I like it there all the time. I love to cook and bake myself and sometimes a dish is so good I ask for the recipe and most times I get it. Thank you

I have had food there that I have not tried before, always with great results. Keep up the fabulous work with your students.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Healthy, Pre/post Theatre, Sunday Lunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 10, 2017

We had been to Kendall a few years back and enjoyed the entire experience. Being a Chicago native and teacher myself I especially enjoyed watching the teachers and students interact.
The students were eager to please and very polite and accommodating. Was fun watching the food prep through the glass observation area as well. The dining room is clean and spacious with very nice views of the real "Chicago" I remember as a kid.

A trip down memory lane, delicious food, a gracious atmosphere..what more can you ask for when visiting Chicago!

We will be back and we will recommend Kendall to all our friends.

Jeanne

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 6, 2017

We always enjoy the atmosphere , the food, and the staff
We don’t understand why we have to sit downstairs until the exact time of the reservation. We live 60 miles away and hard to get there exactly in time. We usually are 25 to 30 minutes early.

Bob Campbell

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 4, 2017

I’ve wanted to dine at the Kendall College Dining Room for many years. As a teaching location, we learned from the pointers that were given to the students waiting on us.

I’ve never had a meal where every bite was so flavorful - it is almost overwhelming! But very delicious. So recommended.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Loved the menu and the attention we received. The martini special on Wednesday was superb.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Very enjoyable. I introduced a friend to the afternoon dining room. She absolutely loved it. Food was very good with just a couple of stumbles. The server did his best but after all, he is learning. Hopefully he will become more comfortable with the process. Overall, I thought it was better than a recent Monday night dining-series experience.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 31, 2017

been there many times and as always great. fun interacting with the students, especially for me a retired chef.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Fun, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 30, 2017

We dined during the Monday dining series and while it was good, there was nothing very special about it. Both the appetizer and dessert were weak points. I have done this many times before and it was spectacular. This time it was just okay.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Cozy, Quiet Conversation
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Kendall College luncheon dining is a hidden treasure! The choices for the 1st course and entree are wide and varied. Each presentation was top flight, and what a bargain price point! I enjoy bringing friends here for their first time. We look forward to your next session's menu. Keep up the outstanding "internship" for future restauranteurs.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Scenic View
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 26, 2017

What can I say but that I lo♡e coming. So much fun.

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Romantic, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Cozy, Tasting Menu, Quiet Conversation, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 26, 2017

The dessert alone was worth the drive. Plenty of excellent choices on the three course lunch menu. Extraordinary value at $18 per guest (and you are made to feel a guest)

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on October 23, 2017

What a great insiders view of the culinary scene. I adore the students who come out at the end and are so proud of the amazing and beautiful creations.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Outstanding service, food and staff.

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·Dined on October 21, 2017

It was great. We are planning in going there every month.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 20, 2017

The food is excellent and the great bargain. The menu is varied a
Nd the presentations are always skillfully done.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

Wonderful dinner with good service. Enjoyable experience...would definitely go back!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu, Seasonal, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Family event

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Enjoyed an amazing lunch with my friend. The food was extremely satisfying. The lunch menu offers an interesting variety. The students created amazing dish from seasonal ingredients, the combinations were interesting and the fusion of flavor were refreshing. The portion sizes were perfect for a busy lunch. I truly must commend the wait staff for their patience. My lunch companion was very fussy and she really hassled the staff about the drinks that were offered during lunch. However, the wait staff was very accommodating. She was dissatisfied with her first drink, so they replaced her drink and offered her many off the menu drink options. They tried to make sure that she was satisfied and they worked over and above what was necessary. I enjoyed every morsel and so did my companion once she realized that the food was superb. Especially, the banana cardamom creme brulee. I've been a patron of Kendall for many years and the quality of the food is always top notch. The staff is well trained and very accommodating. The is a place for five-star food that won't break the bank.

Tags: Quick Bite, Special Occasion, Authentic, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 11, 2017

The 4 stars for food is only because the desserts very highly disappointing. The starter and the main were fantastic and deserve 5 stars. 1 star for the dessert. Highly unimaginative like a slightly refined version of a diner.
The savory food, on the contrary, was beautifully prepared with excellent flavor balance and spot on cooking temperatures. I will go back for sure and probably skip the prix fixe so I can save all my appetite for the delicious entrees.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Just a wonderful experience. A gem of a place to eat!!

Tags: Authentic, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Disabled Access, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Great for Lunch, Spicy, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on September 13, 2017

Kendall College dining experience was WONDERFUL. Food was fantastic! The staff was very professional and considerate. Choices of food were interesting. Would definitely recommend this place to all of my friends and family. Look forward to going again. Will bring a group with to share.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Fun, Great for Lunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 12, 2017

This place has been consistently excellent, but this time I was disappointed. The quality just wasn't there! The food was okay, but for a culinary school it was a step down. My friend enjoyed it as did I, but just not up to the level it once had been.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 11, 2017

I took out of town company to the Dining room for a different kind of dining experience. The food was very good, and the menu is varied. It was fun being served by hosts and waiters who seemed genuinely happy to see us and cook for us.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Business Meals
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 11, 2017

Excellent meal, terrific service & wonderful view of the city & the kitchen where the students are preparing your food! Also great that they have "free parking".

Fantastic service--especially as when I came out I had a flat tire. The receptionist called two of their maintenance men & they were outstanding! Changed my tire for me in minutes & brought a hydraulic lift. Knew exactly what to do & I made it to my appointment downtown with 5 minutes to spare!

Can't wait to go back! Everyone is so customer service oriented!
Thank you!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Casual, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 8, 2017

Kendall College Dining is always an amazing experience. I can not recommend it enough.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Fun, Disabled Access, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 7, 2017

The waitstaff was wonderful! They were students in training, however I received better service than I did last week while dining at a seafood chain in Atlanta. The best dishes were the salmon and the wild shrimp salad. I made a reservation the day prior. The day of the reservation , James called several hours before the reservation to confirm and inquire if anyone had a good allergy! Great service. Thanks!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 7, 2017

Went for a nice lunch out. So delicious!!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 24, 2017

Such a unique dining experience. Enjoyed everything.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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